The Intragenerational Dynamics of Health and Skill Development

Margot Jackson, Brown University

Using data from the U.K. National Child Development Study, I propose to investigate how the relationship between child health and skill development evolves over the early life course. I examine whether and how changes in children's health are related to changes in cognitive and non-cognitive achievement. A key goal is to account for the reality that health is not static: studying movement in and out of compromised health during the schooling process, as well as the frequency and severity of health problems, affords a more thorough understanding of when and how health matters.

  See extended abstract

Presented in Session 77: Child Health and Well-Being